Does the thought of having holiday guests make you feel uneasy? It doesn't have to. You can work a little each day to get your home in tip-top shape for company, but the most important thing is to not stress yourself out. With a few finishing touches, your guests will appreciate the inviting space and the effort you put into it.
Follow this home audit checklist to prepare your home for your holiday guests:
1. Declutter Common Areas
One of the first steps you can take is clearing away all of the clutter from your home. Whether it's children's toys, pet toys, or extra shoes at the door, keep them away from the main living space and guest room.
Don't forget the mess of bills and junk mail accumulated on your countertop or desk. Now is the perfect time for you to go through these items and dispose of unwanted mail.
2. Prepare the Guest Room
If you're lucky enough to have a dedicated space as a guest room, it's probably already set up. However, consider applying a fresh coat of paint to the interior walls to make the room feel fresh and clean.
If your guest is staying in a common area, like the den or game room, take the time to set up an air mattress before their arrival. Regardless of where they are staying, ensure they have privacy, even if it's a small screen or blanket separating their sleeping area from the remainder of the space.
3. Ensure Adequate Storage and Lighting
Creating ample storage space may be challenging if your guest room is a common area. However, your guest will want a spot to place their suitcase. Invest in a suitcase stand or create a makeshift device so their belongings are off the ground.
4. The Extra Mile
Guests will appreciate any extra steps you take to ensure they are comfortable. You can try including the following as an extra perk for your company:
Extra pillows and blankets
Extra towels and washcloths
Toiletries in the bathroom
You never know what your guest may need, so keeping an extra toothbrush and spare razors in the bathroom will make it easier if they forget theirs.
Considering a room make-over before guests arrive? We can improve the interior of your home, with a fresh coat of pain. Contact 360° Painting at 1-866-99-PAINT for a free color consultation or visit us online to find a location near you.